SynopsisA book falls from the sky and a depressed Michigan housewife is kidnapped by a clan of renegade robots, whisked away to the jungles of South America, and forced to perform the title role in a mechanical version of Hedda Gabler. As a documentarian searches for the truth about the abduction and the woman's family mounts a search party, Ibsen himself enters the picture to defend his well-made play. Sideshow is partnering with robotics experts across Chicago to present a cast of human actors and functioning robots in this bizarre and savagely funny Chicago premiere. Sideshow Theatre Company's Heddatron is a part of the Garage Rep 2011, which also includes The Strange Tree Group 's The Three Faces of Doctor Crippen and UrbanTheater Company's Sonnets for an Old Century.
Sideshow Theatre Company was founded in 2007. Sideshow’s mission is to mine the collective unconscious of the world we live in with limitless curiosity, drawing inspiration from the familiar stories, memories and images we all share to spark new conversation and bring our audiences together as adventurers in a communal experience of exploration. For more information, visit www.sideshowtheatre.org.
Running Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
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Watch & Listen
Cast & Artists
- Stage Manager: Navid Afshar
- Dramaturg: Jeffrey Gardner
- Directed by: Jonathan L. Green
- Costume Design: David Hyman
- Lighting Design: Jordan Kardasz
- Sound Design: Christopher M. Laporte
- Author: Elizabeth Meriwether
- Scenic Design: Lisi Stoessel
- Video Design: Mike Fernandez
- Props Design: Angela M. Campos
- Robot Design: David Hyman, Bruce Phillips and Lisi Stoessel
- Robot Engineering: Chibots
Robots vs. Humans
Costumes in Heddatron